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Elon Musk’s SpaceX will fly 2 people to the moon next year

A Space X Falcon9 rocket sits on the launch pad, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX on Saturday to delay its inaugural launch from NASA’s historic moon pad. SpaceX halted the countdown with just 13 seconds remaining. The problem with the second-stage thrust control actually cropped up several minutes earlier. With just a single second to get the Falcon rocket airborne, flight controllers could not resolve the issue in time. AP

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, United States — SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA’s Apollo heyday close to half a century ago. Tech billionaire Elon Musk — the company’s founder and chief executive officer — announced the surprising news barely a week after launching […]

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Why MMDA cut number of nightshift traffic aides by half

CAMERA-READY MMDA traffic constable Cesar Detera Jr. in action and ready to take a “shot” against hotheads on the road. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has cut by half the number of traffic constables assigned to the nightshift due to mounting extortion complaints, mostly from cargo truck drivers. From around 700 personnel at any given time, the number of enforcers deployed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. was reduced by 50 percent starting Feb. […]

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Mandaue traffic enforcers seize fake licenses in two weeks

AN MMDA traffic enforcer confiscates the license of a bus driver for a traffic violation along Edsa extension in Pasay City. Inquirer file photo. EDWIN BACASMAS

Traffic enforcers in Mandaue City are strictly inspecting credentials of apprehended drivers after the enforcers caught in two weeks five drivers with fake licenses. Glenn Antigua, Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) chief for operations, said they were alarmed by the apprehensions. “Na-alarma mi kay murag daghan man. Naa pa kuno daghan ana mostly (jeepney) […]

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Volkswagen PH launches Crafter 9-seat van

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For those needing quite a bit more space than in a Golf or a Touareg, Volkswagen is launching a new large van called the Crafter. The Crafter is a nine-seat van available in two variants:   The Crafter 35M measures 5905mm long x 1933mm wide x 2415mm tall, with a 3665mm wheelbase. Price is P2.5 […]

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Volvo Cars’ 90 series cars receive safety, powertrain and connectivity updates including Android Auto

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Volvo Cars, the Swedish premium carmaker has announced several important updates to its 90 series cars, delivering new safety, powertrain and connectivity updates. Volvo’s smartphone integration offer, which already includes Apple CarPlay, will now come with Android Auto functionality in Volvo’s large driver interface. “Volvo Cars is the only car maker with a split screen […]

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Okada’s Mercedes-Benz limousine fleet gets a new wrap

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Foilacar Industries calls it “a wrap” after it recently finished its contract in foil-wrapping luxury casino resort Okada’s fleet of Mercedes-Benz Maybach limousines. Here’s the news from Foilacar: Dubbed as “Manila’s Grand Icon, Okada is touted as the destination of choice for entertainment and to experience luxury on a global scale. “ We wanted the […]

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Automotive snake oil

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If there’s one thing that isn’t first on the blame list for the daily horrendous traffic we go through these days, it’s definitely the influx of new automobiles that roll out into our roads every single month.

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Motorcycle riding tips

A formal riding education
enhances safe driving
especially on busy main
roads.

There’s no getting around it: four-wheeled vehicles are massive metal beasts; motorcycles are not. When collisions happen, motorcycles and their riders get the worst of it, regardless of who’s at fault.

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VW’s “Love Bug” goes around BGC

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Volkswagen Philippines shared this video they produced, spreading love and positive vibes on the streets of BGC and on social media. The name Love Bug was originally used in the movie Herbie the Love Bug, a 1968 Walt Disney movie produced in 1968 and became the first in a series of films and was based […]

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Edsa ‘no-ply zone’ for Guadalupe jeepneys

Don't hold your breath for cleaner air, as the DENR has been a laggard in adopting cleaner fuel standards. A 10-fold cut in sulfur emissions has been pushed back to 2016. INQUIRER file photo

Starting today, public utility jeepneys (PUJs) coming from P. Burgos Street in Makati City will no longer be allowed to turn right on Edsa-Guadalupe as part of a move to gradually ban the “King of the Road” from Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfare. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), in coordination with the Metropolitan […]

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Mar 22, 2017

The original R32 GTR was coined “Godzilla” due to its sheer dominance in the Australian Touring Car Series, which

Feb 15, 2017

You can learn a lot about a car company by spending time where it grew. If you hang around